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University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection

The University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection consists of postcards depicting various aspects of life on the Canadian Prairies from the late 19th through the mid 20th centuries. 



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University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Atkinson Bros.: Publisher
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Sightseeing tour. There is a sign in the bus reads Observation Automobile "The Only Way".
Topics: Viewbooks, Cityscapes, Automobiles, Transportation
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Coast Publishing Company: Publisher
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A souvenir card folder including twenty images with the following captions: Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield Chalet, Canadian Rockies; Along the Columbia Icefield highway, Canadian Rockies; Animals of the Canadian Rockies, Mule deer; Animals of the Canadian Rockies, big horn mountain sheep; Animals of the Canadian Rockies, mountain goat; Animals of the Canadian Rockies, black bear; Animals of the Canadian Rockies, the chipmunk; Old Man Mountain from the Golf Course Jasper Park, Canadian...
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, Landscape photographs, National parks & reserves, Athabasca Glacier...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Chapman, J. Howard A.Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Bow River Valley (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Banff Springs Hotel (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A. ChapmanBanff Sanitarium (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Bow Falls (Alta.)Bow River (Alta.)Banff National ParkChapman, J. Howard A.Cascade Mountain (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Bow Falls (Alta.)Bow River (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Chapman, J. Howard A.Cave and Basin National...
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The cover of this booklet containing 12 postcards of photographs from Banff National Park.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, Souvenirs, Landscape photographs, National parks & reserves,...
The Fourth Avenue Bridge, also known as the Thunderbird Viaduct, opened in December 1929.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, Souvenirs, Cities & towns, Viewbooks, Teachers colleges,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Jasper National Park (Alta.)Ramparts Mountain (B.C.), Amethyst Lakes (Alta.), Tonquin Valley (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Tonquin Valley (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.), Amethyst Lakes (Alta.), Mt. Geikie (B.C.)Maligne Lake (Alta.), Spirit Island (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Edith Cavell, Mount (Alta.), Angel Glacier (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Jasper National Park (Alta.)Jasper Park Lodge (Alta.), Jasper National Park (Alta.)Beauvert Lake (Alta.), Edith Cavell,...
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The cover of this souvenir booklet of fold-out postcards is a panoramic view of Mount Edith Cavell and Beauvert Lake from Jasper Park Lodge.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, Chalets, Mountains, Glaciers, Automobiles, Mounted police, Horseback...
On the back of this souvenir booklet of fold-out postcards is a view of Castle Mountain which was once re-named Mount Eisenhower. The mountain is located half-way between Banff and Lake Louise.
Topics: Viewbooks, Greeting cards, National parks & reserves, Mountains, Resorts, Hotels, Rivers, Lakes...
View of a commercial street with pedestrians walking in the foreground. Cars are also visible in the street and parked along the side. (Perhaps it's the grand opening of the Eaton's department store which can be seen in the background.) The T. Eaton's Company also has a gas station located in their parking lot.
Topics: Commercial streets, Department stores, Automobiles, Automobile service stations
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Knox United Church (Calgary, Alta.): Publisher
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Knox United Church, built 1912-13, is a prominent Gothic Revival style church located in the centre of downtown Calgary.
Topic: Protestant churches
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Photogelatine Engraving Co., Limited[Publisher or Printer]
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Exterior view of The Macdonald Hotel.
Topics: Hotels, Canada--Alberta--Edmonton
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Slark, F.H.: Photographer
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A souvenir card folder including ten images with the following captions: Mt. Edith Cavell; Maligne Canyon; Athabasca Falls; Lac Beauvert and Pyramid Mountain; Maligne Lake; Jasper Raven Totem Pole; Mt. Kerkeslin and Athabasca River; Mt. Esplanade; Pocahontas Drive; The Ramparts and Amethyst Lake; the Athabasca River.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, National parks & reserves, Landscape photographs
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronBow Lake (Alta.), Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronYoho National Park (B.C.), Kicking Horse River (B.C.), Mt. Field (B.C.)Harmon, ByronBanff National Park (Alta.), Bow River (Alta.), Banff Springs Hotel (Alta.)Harmon, ByronBanff Springs Hotel (Alta.), Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronCascade Mountain (Alta.), Banff National Park (Alta.)Harmon, ByronBanff National Park (Alta.), Mt. Rundle (Alta.)Harmon,...
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The cover of this postcard booklet showing a train travelling through the mountains in Banff National Park.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, Landscape photographs, National parks & reserves, Lakes & ponds,...
The front cover of this souvenir booklet of fold-out postcards shows the British North American flag above an aboriginal chief in full dress. A maple leaf motif with a small beaver in the lower right corner is also visible on the cover.
Topics: Viewbooks, Souvenirs, Capitols, Government facilities, Legislative bodies, Croplands, Prairies,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Jerrett[Photographer]
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A sheltered resting spot for visitors exploring the grounds of Riding Mountain National Park.
Topics: Gardens, National parks & reserves, Riding Mountain National Park (Man.),...
Topic: [Card PC031828]
Topic: [Card PC022976]
A view of a Presbyterian church in Swift Current.
Topics: Viewbooks, Frontier & pioneer life, Viewbooks, Frontier & pioneer life, Ranches, Viewbooks,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Coast Publishing Co.Yellowhead Lake (B.C.): Publisher
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The shoreline and a ridge of mountains are reflected on the calm water of Yellowhead Lake in British Columbia.
Topics: Lakes & ponds, Mountains, Reflections, Waterfronts
Topic: [Card PC031984]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by C. S. Co., Ltd.Royal Alexandra Hotel (Winnipeg, Man.): Publisher
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Interior of the Royal Alexandra Hotel lobby with round columns, armchairs, ornamental plants and a man sitting on the chair.
Topics: Lobbies, Hotels, Columns, Furniture
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Lyall: Photographer
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Image shows the fire damage remains at Radford-Wright Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Topics: Fires, Buildings, Men, Disasters
Topic: [Card PC020763]
A group of men standing on the grass posing.
Topic: Men
View of a downtown street showing storefronts, pedestrians, and horse-drawn carts. Visible signs read, J.T. Blowey Furniture and Capital Real State Co.
Topics: Commercial streets, Storefronts, Carts & wagons, Utility poles, Carriages & coaches
Elevated view of buildings and adjacent grounds.
Topic: Educational facilities
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., Ltd.Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.Edmonton Public Library (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., LtdCanadian Railways Station (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., Ltd.High Level Bridge (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg. & Art Co., Ltd.Legislative Building (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.Hotel MacDonald (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.Hotel MacDonald (Edmonton, Alta.)Novelty Mfg & Art Co., Ltd.St. Joseph's College...
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The cover of a booklet of fold-out postcards showing various Edmonton landmarks.
Topics: Cityscapes, Railroad stations, Bridges, Capitols, Hotels, Universities & colleges, Hospitals,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by McDougall United Church (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdMay, ByronThe H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdThe H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdLeMarchand Mansion (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdMay, ByronHigh Level Bridge (Edmonton, Alta.)North Saskatchewan River (Edmonton, Alta.)Alberta Legislature Building (Edmonton, Alberta)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdHotel Macdonald (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdMcDougall United Church (Edmonton, Alta.)The H. Enida Olive Co'y LtdThe H. Enida...
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The decorative front cover from a booklet of 8 postcards. Each card is of a different Edmonton landmark, and although the cards have been torn from their perforated binding, each card is separated from the next with a sheet of tissue paper.
Topics: Viewbooks, Hotels, Hospitals, Railroad stations, Schools, Bridges, Methodist churches, Post...
Topic: [Card PC023687]
Outdoor scene of the Fort Garry Hotel. There are people, trees, cars, sidewalks and a road in front of the hotel. The Hotel building has many windows.
Topic: Hotel, Fort Garry Hotel, Windows, Trees, Cars, People, Sidewalk, Road
A view of the chapel and rectory of a St. Andrew by the Wardrobe church in Saskatchewan.
Topic: Churches
Illustration of a woman driving a car with a flag with 'WINNIPEG' written on it
Topics: Cities & towns, Women, Automobiles, Pennants, Tourism
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Oliver, W.J.: Photographer
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Scene of a cowboy bull-riding at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta. Several other cowboys are visible in the background.
Topics: Rodeos, Cowboys, Bulls, Bull riding
Image shows a view from a high hill looking down on a river with a gravel bar visible on one side and heavy forest on both sides.
Topics: Lakes & ponds, Landscape photographs, Trees
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by University of Alberta
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Souvenir postcard with the University of Alberta's coat of arms and motto.
Topic: Coats of arms
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by The Heliotype Co. Ltd.: Publisher
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View of a commercial street in town with stores and shops.
Topics: Commercial streets, Storefronts, Utility poles
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Novelty Mfg & Art Ptg Co., MontrealNovelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.Novelty Manufacturing & Art Printing Co.: Publisher
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Teachers and students (who appear to be mostly boys) pose for a photograph in front of their school. Note what appear to be horse-drawn "schoolbuses".
Topics: Cities & towns, Viewbooks, Cities & towns, Viewbooks, Presbyterian churches, Automobiles,...
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by The Camera Products Co.Cameron Falls (Alta.)Waterton Lakes National Park (Alta.): Publisher
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A river running through a low forest, with mountains in the background.
Topics: Waterfalls, Streams, Mountains, Bridges, Trees
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co.Moraine Lake (Alta.)Valley of the Ten Peaks (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.): Publisher
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Night-time picture of Moraine Lake and Valley of the Ten Peaks, Banff National Park, Alberta. The moon is peeking out from behind some clouds.
Topics: Lakes & ponds, Mountains, Night photographs
Topic: [Card PC029870]
Small church with a large tower and a man standing in front of it.
Topic: Methodist church
Topic: [Card PC024768]
The totem pole erected in Jasper.
Topic: Totem poles
Elevated view looking down upon commercial buildings in Winnipeg. The streetcar line can be seen down the street, with a streetcar in service.
Topics: Buildings, Cityscapes, Commercial streets, Storefronts, Street railroads
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Associated Screen News LimitedLake Louise (Alta.)Lake Agnes (Alta.)Mirror Lake (Alta.)Banff National Park (Alta.): Publisher
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This shot was taken from the top of the Little Beehive above Lake Agnes. It shows Mirror Lake, known by the natives as The Goats looking Glass, and Lake Louise.
Topics: Mountains, Lakes & ponds
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Valentine Edy Company[Publisher]
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Exterior view of Brandon Collegiate Institute, built between 1906 and 1907 and expanded in 1963.
Topics: Schools, Canada--Manitoba--Brandon
Front view of the entire roller coaster. The roller coaster does not appear to be operating at the time of the photo. Trees in the background and a building to the side.
Topic: Roller Coasters, trees, Winnipeg Beach
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Linton Bros.: Publisher
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View of a cowboy riding a bucking bronco.
Topics: Broncos, Cowboys, Bronc riding
An overhead view of Hanley, Saskatchewan.
Topics: Cityscapes, Storefronts
Outdoor picture of Point Douglas Presbyterian Church. Tree branches hang from above in the forefront. A smaller building is in the background.
Topic: Winnipeg, Church, Presbyterian, Tree
Sidewalks lined with people watching military formations and processions in cars in the middle of the street.
Topics: Funeral processions, City & town life, Streets
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Harmon, Byron: Photographer
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View of Emerald Lake and Mount Burgess in Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Emerald Lake was discovered in 1882 by Tom Wilson. The Emerald Lake Lodge sits at the edge of the lake.
Topics: Lakes & ponds, Mountains, Forests
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Bates: Photographer
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Elevated view of portion of town showing houses, businesses and elevator.
Topics: Cityscapes, Grain elevators, Railroad tracks, Railroad stations
Topic: [Card PC021487]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Loveless, Fred: Publisher
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8th Avenue looking East, Calgary, Alberta, with stores and shops on the either side or pedestrians on the sidewalk. A streetcar is visible in the road.
Topics: Commercial streets, Stores & shops, Street railroads, Pedestrians
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Photo. Sutherland's Phcy. Fort McMurray: Publisher
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Multiple exposure of sun and moon with reflection on water with land in foreground.
Topics: Rivers, Reflections, Sun, Moon
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Rumsey & Co.: Publisher
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Two women and a young girl posing under trees in Canadian Pacific Railway Park, Medicine Hat, Alta.
Topics: Parks, Walkways, Women, Trees, Children
Topic: [Card PC026640]
Topic: [Card PC026471]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by MacMILLAN & VOLLANS. The Real Estate Men:Issuer
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B&w photograph of a suburban home in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Topics: Homesteading, Real estate business, Land development, Houses, Land settlement--Canada
Scene of logs falling off of a railway car into the water as the train crosses a bridge.
Topics: Lumber industry, Railroad freight cars, Railroads, Rivers, Logs
Waves break on the shore of a lake.
Topics: Lakes & ponds, Waterfronts
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Jones, TomDominion Bank (Winnipeg, Man.)Union Bank of Canada (Winnipeg, Man.): Publisher
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View of several people engaged in various activities along Winnipeg Beach. The postcard face folds out with additional images of the area including: Fort Garry Court (residential block) Main St., Manitoba College (Presbyterian), Wesley College (Methodist), Ravencourt - Residence of J.Stewart Tupper Esq., St. Johns College (Anglican), St. Stephens (Ralph Connor's) Presby Church, Commercial Blocks on Main St., the Law Courts, the Dominion Bank, the Union Bank, and the Old Fort Garry Gateway.
Topics: Dwellings, Beaches, Banks, Universities & colleges
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Gowen Sutton Co. Ltd.University of Alberta: Publisher
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Photo depicts Medical Building, University of Alberta.
Topics: Universities & colleges, Medical education
Topic: [Card PC021870]
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by Lyall Commercial Photo Co., LimitedAssiniboine Park (Winnipeg, Man.): Publisher
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Scene at Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg.
Topics: Lakes & ponds, Girls, Parks, Trees
Montage of images of tree-lined residential streets in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Topics: Residential streets, Houses, Montages
University of Alberta Libraries Historical Postcard Collection
by A.W. Photo Cop.Dominion Glass Company Limited (Redcliff, Alta.): Photographer
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Dominion Glass Company Limited, Redcliff, Alberta. Manufacturers of bottles, fruit jars and lantern globes. Established in 1913.
Topics: Factories, Glass industry
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by C.S. Co.: Publisher
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Scene of 3 men operating a steam freighter in Stavely, Alberta.
Topics: Traction engines, Agricultural machinery & implements
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by Vimy Ridge (Alta.)Vimy Peak (Alta.)Waterton Lakes National Park (Alta.)Akamina Highway (Alta.)
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Panoramic view of Vimy Ridge mountain in Waterton Lakes National Park. Included is a partial view of the hamlet of Waterton Park and three figures in the foreground stand next to their automobile, having stopped on the Akamina Highway.
Topics: Mountains, National parks & reserves, Automobiles, Cities & towns, Lakes & ponds